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Clifford Macgowan III

Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip).  On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Can a lobbyist tell the truth?

By WILLIAM JEANS,

Forgive me if I do not run into my front yard shouting hosannas to Jackson’s mayor for his courageous stand against carbon. If you saw Ms. Dominika Parry’s column in the Northside Sun’s July 25th edition, you know that she considers Mayor Chockwe Antar Lumumba to be Rushmore-worthy because he supports H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation Act.


Rev. Dr. Ruth Wallace Black

Dr Ruth Wallace Black, 79, died Friday August, 23, 2019 at Hospice Ministries. A third generation Jacksonian, Dr. Black earned her baccalaureate degree at Belhaven University and language certificates at both the British Institute in London and the Alliance Française in Paris.



Prison disaster

Of all the major issues being discussed in this year’s statewide campaigns, one that is largely being neglected is Mississippi’s prison system.

It is a disaster.


Patriot Pride dance team

The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.


Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway




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silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga


Grace Lynnley Miller

Grace Lynnley Miller, a recent homeschool graduate, was awarded a President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University in Waco. She will be enrolled at Baylor in their Honors College majoring in classical studies. She also received one of the two  Christian Home Educators Connection (CHEC) Matthew 5:16 Scholarships awarded yearly.



Rotary speaker

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently heard a talk on Lake Okhissa Project of the Scenic Rivers Development Alliance in Franklin County from member and architect Jack Allin (right) and businessman Wade Creekmore (center).


Safety patrol

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students enjoyed serving as the carpool safety patrol on the first day of school. They included (from left) Gigi Adams, Ella Johnson, and Bess Borne.


Opioid epidemic program

John A. Meynardie, (right) assistant U.S. attorney, criminal division, Southern District of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. The program was on the opioid epidemic in Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Daren LaMarca, Mike Dawkins, and Meynardie.


Shares story

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Hezekiah Watkins with the Freedom Riders to a recent meeting. He has written about the experience in his book. However, he shared part of his story with club members. In 1961, the Freedom Riders came to Jackson.  Watkins was a 13-year-old boy at Rowan Junior High and was told to avoid the situtation.


James P. “Jim” Spell

James P. “Jim” Spell, MD, the son of Jay P. Spell and Corinne Kervin Spell, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Oxford. He was 89 years of age. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.



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Birthday reading

First Presbyterian Day School preschool students enjoy welcoming their parents to read on their birthdays. Shown are (from left)John Eric, Deedee, and Jane Hester.


Senior homecoming

Germantown High School homecoming court 2018 includes senior maids (from left) Anjelica Channa, Emme Walker, Maggie Robinson, Grayson Amis, Hailey Soper, Madison Smith, Lauren James and Haley Grace Allen.


PROJECT REZWAY

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recyclable fashion to benefit reservoir

In fashion, one day you’re in and the next you’re out. However, recyclable fashion is always in style.

Somebody call Tim Gunn, because Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) is gearing up for its eighth annual Project Rezway, a recycling fashion fundraiser.


Senior beauties

Madison Central High School’s Pawprint yearbook financial and production staffs recently hosted senior night of Beauty and Beau. Shown are senior beauties (from left) Maddie Gall, Ellen Morgan, Anna Potts, Hayden Ray, Catherine Whitten, Most Beautiful – Bradlea James, Skylar Kelly, Sydney Butler, Taylor Carson, Tara Broome and Colby Smith.


Opioids

Phyllis Polk Johnson MSN, RN, FNP-BC, a member of the Governor’s Opioid Task Force was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Johnson discussed the rise in the abuse of heroin because of the availability of the drug, the inexpensive cost and the similar affects to prescription narcotics.


Say something

During homecoming week at Rosa Scott, the student government association sponsored Sandy Hook’s Say Something Week at Rosa Week, designed to ensure that everyone at Rosa Scott felt at home especially during homecoming week. Stickers were passed out to remind and encourage each other to say something kind and welcoming to others.



Murder trial delay

The May 2017 killing of eight people in Lincoln County, allegedly at the hands of a man upset about his troubled marriage, was a social and emotional tragedy for the Southwest Mississippi county.


Senior recognition

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School varsity boys basketball team recently held their senior night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Christian, Thandi, Garrison and Vangela Wade.


alumni council

Jackson Prep Alumni Council members include (from left, back) Dr. Jay Underwood ‘86, Phillip Cothren ‘92, David Wilbanks ‘83, Kap Primos ‘97, Preston Dowell ‘07, Dr.


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A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.

Obituaries

Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland... READ MORE

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Jackson Academy’s Summer Care students celebrated the Fourth of July with a dress-up day and parade.